Illinois in the American Revolution

Illinois in the American Revolution (HM14YZ)

Location: Metropolis, IL 62960 Massac County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.654', W 88° 42.74'

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George Rogers Clark arrived at Fort Massac on June 30, 1778, with about 175 men, under orders from Virginia to capture the British outposts in Illinois. British failure to regarrison the old French fort here enabled Clark to enter the Illinois country without opposition. The British at Kaskaskia expected an attack from the Mississippi River. By marching overland Clark surprised them. He arrived at Kaskaskia on the night of July 4-5, and quickly secured the fort without resistance.
HM NumberHM14YZ
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByIllinois Bicentennial Commision and the Illinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 2:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 347925 N 4112245
Decimal Degrees37.14423333, -88.71233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.654', W 88° 42.74'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 39.24" N, 88° 42' 44.40" W
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Area Code(s)618
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 George Rogers Clark Discovery Trail, Metropolis IL 62960, US
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